Cinema Society founder and East Hamptonite Andrew Saffir shares his classic summer style.
The Cinema Society founder Andrew Saffir believes in stylish dressing for all occasions.
Andrew Saffir has two rules when it comes to dressing out East: no socks and no black. “I gravitate toward clothes that work in any number of our favorite summer destinations,” says the founder of The Cinema Society, the company that produces “cooler, sexier, and more intimate” screenings. “Be it the Hamptons, Capri, the South of France, clothing that works for a dressy dinner at an old-line private club, or a more relaxed night at Crow’s Nest or Sunset Beach.”
As Ralph Lauren’s (31–33 Main St., East Hampton, 324-1222) former vice president of men’s, Saffir remains a devotee of the brand’s classic menswear, specifically its cashmere sweaters and seersucker jackets. He’s also “kind of obsessed” with Brunello Cucinelli (39 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 324-3400), and loves the Italian label’s “amazing cashmere, perfectly fit pants and jeans, and outerwear.” And when it is time to shop for home décor for his East Hampton home, which he shares with his longtime partner, Daniel Benedict, Saffir heads to MONC XIII (40 Madison St., Sag Harbor; 808-3333) for tabletop items and candles, and scoops up frames, mirrors, and garden furniture at Mecox Gardens (66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 329-9405). “Our house in East Hampton is sort of a stylized beach shack right on the water, so we try to keep it simple and airy, mostly white with touches of navy.”